Scanners Reviews

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August 16, 2019
David Cronenberg's film is original, but it embraces the horror genre in a gratuitous and simple way. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 15, 2018
David Cronenberg's coolly clinical sci-fi Scanners is mind-blowing art for outsiders.
April 28, 2018
Scanners, according to David Cronenberg's new film, are people who can control others with their thoughts...The idea has a certain cachet. But Scanners doesn't pay off on it.
August 13, 2015
Cronenberg's deadpan techno-thriller lampoon
August 20, 2014
an intriguing and (by Cronenberg's standards, at least) fun movie
August 3, 2014
Cronenberg is so great at juxtaposing the surreal with the mundane to generate both creeps and (nervous) laughter.
July 14, 2014
The generous selection of bonus features includes vintage elements, like a trailer made up almost entirely of the exploding-head scene, a handful of radio spots, and a 1981 talk-show appearance in which Cronenberg discusses his work up to that point.
July 7, 2014
Scanners consolidates the ruling problematic of the Cronenberg project from the sex slugs of Shivers to the financial abstractions of Cosmopolis: what are the effects of signals on an organism?
January 22, 2014
Scanners, for the most part, is unable to distinguish itself from other similarly-themed horror thrillers...
April 13, 2008
June 5, 2007
Like Tod Browning, Cronenberg doesn't have the stylistic resources to match the forcefulness of his ideas, but his movies remain in the mind for the pull of their private obsessions.
June 5, 2007
Ironside is fantastic as the lethal Revok, helping make this a popular cult favorite.
Top Critic
June 5, 2007
All this should give fans of David Cronenberg's previous pix their money's worth, although lack of any rooting interest vitiates any possible suspense and highly elegant visual style works against much shock value.
March 16, 2007
Excellent Cronenberg horror flick
June 24, 2006
Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark (but bland) world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai.
February 20, 2006
A mind-blowing telekinesis thriller that immediately put Michael Ironside on the map as one of the most intense actors around.
September 23, 2005
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